January 21st, 2005

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Today's horoscope: You've never been short on creativity, have you? Or been shy about bringing up a new idea? You'll be even bolder about it now. The good news is that what you come up with over the next few days will border on genius. Don't go anywhere without paper and pencil -- and no matter how outrageous the idea seems, jot it down. You never know. This could be bigger than Chia Pets.

Oh God, my horoscope's been hitting the crack rock again.

Somewhere, the Squishy just fell over with glee. Weirdly, this means there are now two Beowulf movies in production. (Coming Soon doesn't have pictures from the latter, but I do! I do! And now you see why I want to go back into movie news--I've got all this minutiae at my fingertips.)

Is this indeed the best Sundance ever?

As for me, my throat hurts and my eye is twitching. C'est la vie.

By the way--I'm still trying to hunt down an American Idol bootleg of Kelly Clarkson singing "Think Twice"--it's probably a two minute clip at most, and not commercially available. I lost my copy in a computer crash--can anyone hook a sister up?
msauvage purple

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Okay, here's a brain teaser while I'm class that's sort of inspired by the comments in the last entry:

So far, I've posted "Fifteen Minutes" for Van Helsing, Dracula (1979. No other version counts for the purposes of the game), Hannibal, Hidalgo, The Day After Tomorrow, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, King Arthur, and Phantom of the Opera. (Yes, those are the only ones online. If you've read any other movies, they weren't by me. ETA: Dammit, I did forget Troy. ) So many people want Lemony Snicket (and since I never closed the Snicket-Phantom poll, it's currently leading. You know, after the fact...) that I'm going to see if I can fit that one in sometime--in the next couple of months, I mean. So you can count that one if you like.

In the book, we've got Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Braveheart, Gladiator, Titanic, The Matrix, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone, Spider-Man, Attack of the Clones, and Lord of the Rings (all three). All of these movies count as well.

Here's the game: Find me a movie with as many 15M actors as possible. I guess we can give separate points for "number of actors" and "number of 15Ms represented." (The example that came up in the comments was Timeline--four actors, four different "Movies in Fifteen Minutes." Well, three plus the future Snicket.) The LOTR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter casts ALONE should make this an interesting game.

So. I'll be gone for a couple of hours; y'all leave what you find in the comments. I don't know what we'll do with the answer, but it might well get its own "Fifteen Minutes" when time allows. That, and it's mostly just intellectual (or "intellectual") curiosity on my part. Have fun!
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